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Rwanda Fast Forward

Social, Economic, Military and Reconciliation Prospects

By Maddalena Campioni (Edited by), Patrick Noack (Edited by)

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Format: Electronic Book Text, 296 pages
Other Information: 4 black & white tables, 5 black & white halftones
Published In: United Kingdom, 27 July 2012
The future of Rwanda lies in its diversity, in how this diversity is handled and prioritised. With a vast array of first-hand experience, the contributors offer insights on Rwandan social, military, civil society, governance and economic matters to weave a picture that is as compelling as it is balanced. Assessing Rwanda's future beyond its 'development plan', they discuss the implications of decisions taken today and their future role in the region. In a diversified, incisive and comprehensive series of responses that are neither 'for' nor 'against' the current political regime, they ask fundamental questions that will shape the future of this tiny mountain country in central Africa.

Table of Contents

Rwanda Fast Forward: the Many Perspectives that make Rwanda a Unique Country; M.Campioni& P.Noack PART I: RECONCILIATION, RECONSTRUCTION, UNIFICATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY ISSUES Rwanda 2025: Scenario for the Future Political Stability of Rwanda; E.Marijnen& J.van der Lijn Discordant Narratives in Rwanda's Gacaca Courts; A.Breed Participatory Rights in Rwanda: Genocide Ideology Laws and the Future of Political Space; F.Cowell Independent Actors or Silent Agents: Where to go for Rwandan Civil Society?; C.Adamczyck Deterioration of Aid Coordination in Gacaca Implementation: Dealing with the Past for a Better Future; A.Jamar Peasant Perspectives on National Unity and Reconciliation: Building Peace or Promoting Division?; S.Thomson PART II: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Regional Integration and the Future of Rwanda; B.Sodipo& J.Musiitwa Rwanda: Overcoming the Industrial Policy Taboo; J.Holden New 'friends' of Rwanda - Chinese Noodles and Indian Curry: Analysis of Asian Giants Forays into Rwanda in the Light of Theories on OFDI; K.Nanda Communication, Media and the Way Forward; A.Colom Contemporary Education and the Challenges of Switching Formal Language to English in Rwanda; J.Assan& L.Walker Civic Education and Social Transformation in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Forging The Perfect Development Subjects; A.Purdekova PART III: CONFLICT AND THE ROLE OF THE MILITARY The Spread of the 'Genocide Ideology' within the Great Lakes Region: Challenges for Rwanda; F.Rusagara Between Pyongyang and Singapore: the Rwandan State, its Rulers, and the Military; W.Jones The Role of the Military in Rwanda: Current Dynamics and Future Prospects; D.Beswick Nurturing Democracy or into the Danger Zone? The Rwandan Patriotic Front, Elite Fragmentation and Post-Liberation Politics; H.Verhoeven

About the Author

MADDALENA CAMPIIONI is Policy Adviser at Scenario Development, in London, UK. She has managed projects on health, governance, climate change sustainability and international development for Governments, multinational corporations, NGOs and the UN system. She has published widely and contributed to "This Is Africa" and the Financial Times. PATRICK NOACK is founding partner at Scenario Development, in London, UK. He has developed scenarios and contributed to futures-thinking for a wide range of topics over the past ten years, including for UNAIDS and Shell, Government, bilateral and other multilateral clients - much of it across East Africa. Patrick is currently manager of Technology Foresight at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation in Vienna, Austria.


'Books on Rwanda are often emotive but Rwanda Fast Forward provides level headed analysis of Rwanda's future political and economic prospects to 2025. This book is essential reading for policy makers and scholars of Rwanda and those seeking lessons for Africa'. Alex Vines OBE, Director, Regional and Security Studies, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK 'A useful, balanced and wide-ranging contribution to our understanding of current developments in a country that continues to provoke heated debate between believers and non-believers.' - Filip Reyntjens, Professor of Law and Politics, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp, Belgium 'This is a complicated book about a complicated country. It goes beyond the usual polarisation of commentary on Rwanda, which pits the cynical against the starry-eyed, to explore the complex intersections of political and military power, ambitious government policy, regional conflict, shifting national and sub-national identities and vast economic opportunities. I found myself disagreeing with as much of the analysis as I agreed with - a testament to the diversity and subtleties of the authors' perspectives.' - Phil Clarke, Lecturer in Comparative and International Politics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

EAN: 9781137265159
ISBN: 1137265159
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Age Range: 15+ years
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